Baywatch is just another milestone for Priyanka Chopra, the one-woman army
If one saw Priyanka Chopra way back in her debut film The Hero in 2003, one would call her a 'lambi race ka ghoda'. Fact of the matter is that over a career of fourteen years, Priyanka Chopra has already won multiple races and will go on to win many more. The 34-year-old actor is making her Hollywood debut in the soon-to-bereleased Baywatch. She is playing the lead antagonist in the film and the trailers, promotional videos and TV spots feature her prominently. Baywatch with its star-studded lineup is expected to have a wide release and as such, a huge part of the theatre-going audience from all over the world will be introduced to the phenomenon that is Priyanka Chopra. No, not a film family. Not a daughter of anyone famous. Not coming from big money. How did Priyanka Chopra manage to come this far?
Priyanka Chopra is, as they say, an Army brat. As a kid, she moved from place to place, like Army kids do. While in the US, where she had gone to study, she began participating in theatre. She learnt Kathak, choral singing as well as western classical music. It was Priyanka's mother who entered her name in the 2000 Femina Miss India contest. She went on to win the Miss World pageant and obviously, Bollywood noticed her.